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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-03-2018 / 15:26 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 20-11-2018 / 12:31 GMT

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Thieves Guild Misc Quests

Retrieve Arondil\'s Journals

To start this quest (which just STAYS in your Miscellaneous Quest tab, so I made up the quest name for it) talk to Vekel the Man (he’s the BARTENDER in the Ragged Flagon). Ask him if he needs any help and follow the conversation until you get the Miscellaneous Objective: "Enter Yngvild Barrow".

Yngvild Barrow is in the NORTHERNMOST reaches of Skyrim. And why are we here, you may ask?! To Retrieve Arondil’s Journals. There are four of them in total. In this first (rather short and linear) barrow section, you will find THREE of the four journals. Just be careful of the Draugr in here as well as the various ghosts. There are only a few side rooms (which often lead to graves and burial urns) so keep following the path, killing enemies and picking up the three books. Note that at one point you can jump across a gap to head UP a spiraling staircase instead of down. There’s a treasure chest at the end.

As the end of this first linear barrows section you'll reach the door to the throne room. In here are a couple of more ghosts along with Arondil himself! Ha! Take them all out and recover the fourth journal. Arondil has a room here too, so be sure to loot it. You should find a Stone of Barenziah here as well as an ALTERATION SKILLBOOK called "Reality and Other Falsehoods". Return to Vekel to finish this Miscellaneous Quest!


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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